Two people arrested after rave in Bletchley

Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police has arrested two people after a rave was set up in Bletchley in the early hours of Sunday.

Intelligence led officers to attend an industrial unit in Third Avenue, Denbigh West Industrial Estate, Bletchley, where they found between 200 and 300 people setting up a sound system.

Around 50 officers attended, supported by the Force helicopter and police dogs. After speaking to the organisers, officers seized the sound equipment and dispersed the crowd.

A 25-year-old man from Northampton was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and a 21-year-old man from Leighton Buzzard was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Chief Inspector Ed Mclean said: “I am delighted with the professional and speedy way this way dealt with by my officers and it should send a message out to others who think they can ignore the law and hold these events, that it will simply not be tolerated in Milton Keynes.

“The officers who attended were faced with a large group of people, some of whom were intent on creating disorder from the start. Missiles were thrown at officers and the situation had the potential for serious disorder.

“This all took place in an area of the city which has in recent months had to deal with the disorder linked to the events in London and it was imperative our officers acted quickly and decisively and arrested those who were responsible.”